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Liverpool end Manchester City run in Anfield thriller

Liverpool end Manchester City run in Anfield thriller

Liverpool ended Manchester City's unbeaten Premier League record with a 4-3 win in a sensational game at Anfield in which City almost recovering from 4-1 down.

Bournemouth hit back to stun wasteful Arsenal

Bournemouth hit back to stun wasteful Arsenal

Bournemouth scored twice in four minutes as they came from a goal down to see off Arsenal 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium for their first-ever win over the Gunners.

Jan Oblak preserves Atletico Madrid's slim win at Eibar

Jan Oblak preserves Atletico Madrid's slim win at Eibar

Atletico Madrid were indebted to goalkeeper Jan Oblak as they closed the gap on leaders Barcelona to six points with a narrow 1-0 win at Eibar.

Real Madrid lose at home again to pile pressure on Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid lose at home again to pile pressure on Zinedine Zidane

Villarreal piled the pressure on under-fire Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane as they snatched a 1-0 win over the struggling La Liga champions at the Bernabeu.

Harry Kane breaks another record as Spurs thrash Everton

Harry Kane breaks another record as Spurs thrash Everton

Harry Kane struck twice to become Tottenham Hotspur's all-time leading Premier League scorer as they beat Everton 4-0 at Wembley.

Ten-man Leicester frustrate listless Chelsea

Ten-man Leicester frustrate listless Chelsea

Chelsea endured a third successive goalless draw in an enthralling encounter against excellent 10-man Leicester.

Bayern down Leverkusen 3-1 as Bundesliga restarts

Bayern down Leverkusen 3-1 as Bundesliga restarts

Bayern Munich have extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga after securing a 3-1 victory at Bayer Leverkusen on the evening the division resumed after the winter break.

Messi stars with brace as Barcelona cruise past Celta Vigo

Messi stars with brace as Barcelona cruise past Celta Vigo

Lionel Messi scored twice as holders Barcelona cruised into the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey with a 5-0 victory over Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou on Thursday night.

Grand National

Grand National

The most famous horse race is now just a few months away as interest continues to build ahead of the event. The Grand National has a long and esteemed history and is renowned as 'the ultimate test of horse and rider'.

Henderson v Nicholls

Henderson v Nicholls

The National hunt Champion trainers title in the UK is an accolade that has always been of great importance. The winner is the trainer whose horses have won the most prize money over the season from April to April.

Vazquez double as Real Madrid cruise into Copa quarterfinals

Vazquez double as Real Madrid cruise into Copa quarterfinals

Lucas Vazquez scored a brace as Real Madrid booked their place in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey following a 2-2 second-leg draw with Numancia at the Bernabeu.

Neymar, Rabiot score in PSG's Coupe de la Ligue win vs. Amiens

Neymar, Rabiot score in PSG's Coupe de la Ligue win vs. Amiens

Neymar scored from the spot as holders Paris Saint-Germain secured a scrappy 2-0 win at 10-man Amiens to advance to the Coupe de la Ligue semifinals on Wednesday.

Arsenal hold Chelsea to goalless draw in Carabao Cup semifinals

Arsenal hold Chelsea to goalless draw in Carabao Cup semifinals

Arsenal stood firm in a Carabao Cup semifinal first-leg stalemate with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Monaco downs Nice, books Coupe de la Ligue semifinal spot

Monaco downs Nice, books Coupe de la Ligue semifinal spot

Striker Keita Balde set up both goals as Monaco won at local rival Nice 2-1 to reach the French League Cup semifinals on Tuesday.

Aguero scores late to see Man City past Bristol in Carabao Cup

Aguero scores late to see Man City past Bristol in Carabao Cup

Manchester City needed a late Sergio Aguero winner to claim a 2-1 advantage from the first leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal against Bristol City.

Important months ahead for star trio

Important months ahead for star trio

With Europe's major leagues shaking off the cobwebs - or at least getting ready to - time is pressing for players to find their rhythm ahead of the World Cup.

Man City new favourites after landing plum draw

Man City new favourites after landing plum draw

The round of 16 draw for the Champions League has just concluded, and it's all smiles if you're a club from the North West of England as Manchester City are the new favourites.

Gareth Bale brace not enough as Real Madrid draw at Celta Vigo

Gareth Bale brace not enough as Real Madrid draw at Celta Vigo

Maxi Gomez headed a late equaliser to earn Celta Vigo a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid at Balaidos, where Gareth Bale had scored twice in as many first-half minutes.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez net in Barcelona win over Levante

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez net in Barcelona win over Levante

Lionel Messi marked his 400th LaLiga appearance with an early goal as leaders Barcelona beat Levante 3-0 at the Nou Camp to restore their nine-point advantage.

Arsenal suffer shock FA Cup exit to Nottingham Forest

Arsenal suffer shock FA Cup exit to Nottingham Forest

Arsene Wenger lost an FA Cup third-round tie for the first time as holders Arsenal crashed out against Nottingham Forest in an action-packed clash at the City Ground.

Jan Vertonghen ends goal drought as Tottenham see off Wimbledon

Jan Vertonghen ends goal drought as Tottenham see off Wimbledon

Jan Vertonghen scored his first club goal in five years and Harry Kane bagged a brace but Tottenham's FA Cup win over AFC Wimbledon was far from straightforward.

Manchester City hit back to beat Burnley in FA Cup third round

Manchester City hit back to beat Burnley in FA Cup third round

Sergio Aguero struck twice in two minutes as Manchester City came from behind to overpower Burnley 4-1 in the FA Cup third round.

Chelsea held to drab draw at Norwich City in FA Cup

Chelsea held to drab draw at Norwich City in FA Cup

Chelsea's peripheral players failed to impress in a goalless draw at Carrow Road as Norwich earned an FA Cup third-round replay.

Dybala injured as Juventus win at Cagliari, keep pace with Napoli

Dybala injured as Juventus win at Cagliari, keep pace with Napoli

Juventus remained within a point of Serie A leaders Napoli ahead of the winter break as Federico Bernardeschi's second-half strike secured a 1-0 win at Cagliari.

Leonardo Bonucci gives AC Milan victory over Crotone

Leonardo Bonucci gives AC Milan victory over Crotone

AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci scored his first goal for the club in a 1-0 win over Crotone -- although the Italy international knew little about it.

Barcelona agree deal to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool

Barcelona agree deal to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool

Barcelona have reached an agreement with Liverpool to acquire midfielder Philippe Coutinho, the clubs confirmed on Saturday.

Fleetwood get a slice of the action as they force replay against Leicester

Fleetwood get a slice of the action as they force replay against Leicester

League One Fleetwood gave Leicester a real scare but the Premier League side escaped Highbury Stadium with a goalless draw in their FA Cup third round tie.

Diego Costa sent off after scoring in Atletico win against Getafe

Diego Costa sent off after scoring in Atletico win against Getafe

Diego Costa was sent off in his first La Liga appearance since returning to Atletico Madrid after picking up a second yellow card for his celebrations after scoring in a 2-0 win over Getafe.

Inter Milan concede late to settle for draw with Fiorentina

Inter Milan concede late to settle for draw with Fiorentina

Giovanni Simeone scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser as Fiorentina fought back to draw 1-1 against Inter Milan at the Stadio Franchi.

Lingard on the money again as Man United edge Derby County

Lingard on the money again as Man United edge Derby County

Jesse Lingard's latest scintillating strike and substitute Romelu Lukaku's late effort secured Manchester United a 2-0 victory over Derby in the third round of the FA Cup.

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Man City new favourites after landing plum draw
Champions League

Man City new favourites after landing plum draw

The round of 16 draw for the Champions League has just concluded, and it's all smiles if you're a club from the North West of England as Manchester City are the new favourites.

Cristiano Ronaldo free kick helps Real Madrid win Club World Cup
Real Madrid 1 - 0 Gremio

Cristiano Ronaldo free kick helps Real Madrid win Club World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free kick to help Real Madrid beat Gremio 1-0 and claim the Club World Cup in Saturday's final in Abu Dhabi.

Ronaldo, Bale score as Real Madrid advance to Club World Cup final
Al Jazira 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Ronaldo, Bale score as Real Madrid advance to Club World Cup final

Gareth Bale was the surprise hero as Real Madrid survived a shock against outsiders Al Jazira to win 2-1 in Wednesday's extra dramatic Club World Cup semifinal in Abu Dhabi.

Real Madrid play PSG in Champions League, Chelsea get Barcelona
Champions League round of 16 draw

Real Madrid play PSG in Champions League, Chelsea get Barcelona

Reigning champions Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16, while Chelsea take on Barcelona.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or to pull level with Lionel Messi
Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or to pull level with Lionel Messi

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo won the fifth Ballon d'Or of his career on Thursday, matching Lionel Messi as the most-awarded winner of one of the sport's top individual honours.

Coutinho nets hat trick as Liverpool thrash Spartak to win group
Liverpool 7 - 0 Spartak

Coutinho nets hat trick as Liverpool thrash Spartak to win group

A scintillating display of football from Liverpool's Fab Four saw Jurgen Klopp's side blaze their way into the Champions League knockout phase with a 7-0 victory over Spartak Moscow.

Manchester City fall to first defeat as Shakhtar seal progress with win
Shakhtar 2 - 1 Manchester City

Manchester City fall to first defeat as Shakhtar seal progress with win

Manchester City slumped to their first defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League Group F game.

Fernando Llorente and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou strike as Spurs seal easy win
Tottenham 3 - 0 Apoel Nicosia

Fernando Llorente and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou strike as Spurs seal easy win

Fernando Llorente and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou scored their first goals for Tottenham goal as Spurs strolled into the Champions League round of 16 by beating Apoel Nicosia.

Cristiano Ronaldo grabs another record as Real Madrid beat Dortmund
Real Madrid 3 - 2 Dortmund

Cristiano Ronaldo grabs another record as Real Madrid beat Dortmund

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in every Champions League group stage match as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 at the Bernabeu.

Napoli out of Champions League after losing to 10-man Feyenoord
Feyenoord 2 - 1 Napoli

Napoli out of Champions League after losing to 10-man Feyenoord

Feyenoord finally secured their first points in Champions League Group F, rallying from a goal down to beat Napoli 2-1 on Wednesday, costing the Serie A side a spot in the round of 16.

Sevilla draw with Maribor to book passage to round of 16
Maribor 1 - 1 Sevilla

Sevilla draw with Maribor to book passage to round of 16

Sevilla qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw at Maribor on Wednesday.

10-man FC Porto go through as they hit Monaco for five
FC Porto 5 - 2 Monaco

10-man FC Porto go through as they hit Monaco for five

Ten-man Porto advanced out of Group G with a 5-2 defeat of a disappointing Monaco side, who also went down a man at the Estadio do Dragao.

Red Bull Leipzig out after Besiktas defeat and FC Porto win
Red Bull Leipzig 1 - 2 Besiktas

Red Bull Leipzig out after Besiktas defeat and FC Porto win

RB Leipzig's Champions League debut ended in a 2-1 home loss to Group G winner Besiktas on Wednesday.

Bayern Munich see off PSG, who hang on to win Group B
Bayern Munich 3 - 1 PSG

Bayern Munich see off PSG, who hang on to win Group B

Bayern Munich got a little payback against Paris Saint-Germain with a 3-1 win at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night in Group B.

Cuadrado on target as Juventus progress with win at Olympiacos
Olympiacos 0 - 2 Juventus

Cuadrado on target as Juventus progress with win at Olympiacos

Juventus secured their place in the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory against Olympiakos in Greece.

Barcelona finish UCL Group D campaign with victory over Sporting
Barcelona 2-0 Sporting Lisbon

Barcelona finish UCL Group D campaign with victory over Sporting

Barcelona completed their Champions League Group D campaign with a 2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon at the Camp Nou.

Lukaku and Rashford on target as Man United edge past CSKA Moscow
Man United 2 - 1 CSKA Moscow

Lukaku and Rashford on target as Man United edge past CSKA Moscow

Manchester United came from behind to beat CSKA Moscow and top their Champions League group as Jose Mourinho's men took their unbeaten home run to a club record-equalling 40th match.

Chelsea finish second as Atletico crash out of UCL after draw
Chelsea 1 - 1 Atletico

Chelsea finish second as Atletico crash out of UCL after draw

Chelsea missed a chance to finish top of Champions League Group C after a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid, who will settle for a Europa League spot.

Roma edge Qarabag to win Champions League Group C
Roma 1 - 0 Qarabag

Roma edge Qarabag to win Champions League Group C

Roma progressed to the Champions League knockout stage as Group C winners after beating Qarabag 1-0 on Tuesday.

Celtic into Europa League despite Anderlecht loss in finale
Celtic 0 - 1 Anderlecht

Celtic into Europa League despite Anderlecht loss in finale

Celtic will be playing European football after Christmas despite a 1-0 Champions League defeat by Anderlecht at Parkhead.

Barcelona reach Champions League knockouts with draw at Juventus
Juventus 0 - 0 Barcelona

Barcelona reach Champions League knockouts with draw at Juventus

Lionel Messi started on the bench as Barcelona secured their passage into the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 0-0 draw at Juventus.

Bayern Munich slip past Anderlecht despite sloppy display
Anderlecht 1 - 2 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich slip past Anderlecht despite sloppy display

Corentin Tolisso set up one goal and scored another to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over Anderlecht on Wednesday in Group B of the Champions League.

Basel strike late to put off Man United's round of 16 qualification
Basel 1 - 0 Man United

Basel strike late to put off Man United's round of 16 qualification

Manchester United were denied a place in the Champions League knockout phase as Michael Lang's late strike secured Basel a memorable, and deserved, victory.

Chelsea seal UCL knockout stage qualification with Qarabag rout
Qarabag 0 - 4 Chelsea

Chelsea seal UCL knockout stage qualification with Qarabag rout

Willian scored twice and was fouled for two penalties as Chelsea cruised into the Champions League knockout stages with a 4-0 win over 10-man Qarabag at the Olympic Stadium in Baku.

Antoine Griezmann stunner keeps Atletico Madrid's UCL hopes alive
Atletico Madrid 2 - 0 Roma

Antoine Griezmann stunner keeps Atletico Madrid's UCL hopes alive

Antoine Griezmann's stunning goal kept Atletico Madrid's Champions League hopes alive as they grabbed a vital victory over Roma.

Neymar, Cavani strike twice as PSG thrash hapless Celtic
PSG 7 - 1 Celtic

Neymar, Cavani strike twice as PSG thrash hapless Celtic

Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris St Germain in a 7-1 thrashing in the Parc des Princes.

Sterling scores winner as Man City secure top spot in Group F
Man City 1 - 0 Feyenoord

Sterling scores winner as Man City secure top spot in Group F

Raheem Sterling struck a late winner as Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord.

Ronaldo, Benzema braces as Real Madrid rout Apoel Nicosia
Apoel Nicosia 0 - 6 Real Madrid

Ronaldo, Benzema braces as Real Madrid rout Apoel Nicosia

Cristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record as holders Real Madrid sealed their place in the knockout stages with a comprehensive victory against Apoel Nicosia.

Napoli crush Shakhtar to stay alive
Napoli 3 - 0 Shakhtar

Napoli crush Shakhtar to stay alive

Lorenzo Insigne's magical strike broke Shakhtar Donetsk's defences and Napoli went on to a 3-0 win, which gives them hope of Champions League progress.

Liverpool throw away three-goal lead in Sevilla draw
Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool

Liverpool throw away three-goal lead in Sevilla draw

Liverpool squandered a three-goal half-time lead to throw away the chance of early Champions League qualification as Sevilla netted a 93rd-minute equaliser in Spain.